How To Reduce Downtime With Waste Management Software

Waste management shouldn’t be tracked through pen and paper. Today, not only can we utilise bespoke machinery for improving waste management, through processes such as baling and compacting, we can also track waste production and identify room for improvement through enhanced intelligence systems.

In fact, waste management software is a vital introduction to modern businesses. Within the stringent compliance requirements for waste management present, it’s essential businesses use software that can record, visualise and connect users with machines. 

So what exactly is waste management software and what can it do?

What Is Waste Management Software?

Waste management software supports businesses in tracking, managing and reducing waste. It also provides insight when improving internal waste management processes. Software like this can help companies plan collection dates, choose disposal partners and remain compliant with current waste legislation.

The Benefits of Waste Management Software

There are numerous important benefits waste management software can secure for a business. For example:

Improved Compliance

With a better understanding of what waste amounts are being generated, companies are more likely to utilise the correct channels for disposing of it, rather than simply reacting to large amounts of waste production, resulting in poor - or even illegal - waste management.

Cost Efficiency

Keeping track of waste production allows companies to adequately determine the minimum number of waste collection and disposal services required, meaning there will be no issues with paying for more than what is needed. 

So what does waste management software look like in practice? Here at Greenbank, we have some of the best examples.

The Greenbank Pulse System

 The PULSE System is a software specifically designed for our polystyrene compactors. It allows you to:

  • Monitor the status of your machine.
  • Receive notifications of errors.
  • Produce a weekly throughput update.
  • Remotely diagnose issues.
  • Monitor output, helping to gain revenue from recycled products

Our SC21000 and SC3100 polystyrene compactors both utilise PULSE, which comes as standard in both these machines. 

So why does PULSE help set these machines apart from others on the market? First of all, the system provides key information such as the number of compacted blocks created over time. This aids in planning collections, monitor employee performance and increases efficiency across the board. 

Additionally, this software also sends status update emails to both the customer and our team here at Greenbank so that both sides can keep track of the performance of the machine. 

There’s also the ability to login into the machine remotely, which allows your service provider to monitor and change pressure settings along with other key set points. This feature often reduces downtime as many issues can be solved remotely. 

Overall, PULSE increases visibility. For example, on the occasions where a site visit is required, our engineers have a better understanding of the potential improvements a machine could benefit from.

BRA-IN: Bramidan Intelligence

Here at Greenbank, we utilise BRA-IN - short for Bramidan Intelligence. It’s the collective name of our uniquely developed IoT system, linking all connected waste management machinery with IT systems. This allows users to see a complete 360-degree view of the equipment and performance, minimising direct and indirect waste handling costs.

 

 

BRA-IN can be implemented in numerous use-cases, from larger businesses with entire arrays of waste management machinery to smaller businesses with only a few balers or compactors. It provides business with the ability to:

  • Visualise the performance data of machinery.
  • Collect data regarding fill levels, equipment errors and bale numbers.
  • Interact and connect with machines, utilising notifications and communicating with service providers.

All that's needed for BRA-IN to work is a modem connection, which can be integrated onto machinery or built-in. Data collected will then be presented within the BRA-IN web portal. 

The BRA-IN system helps reduce downtime by keeping track of the usage of your machines, notifying you of any errors and allowing you to more accurately predict the flow of waste alongside how often machines need maintenance work. It shows:

  • Machine location
  • Machine status
  • Real-time fill levels
  • Output data

It even comes with an easy-to-use app that can be downloaded on personal devices. To find out more about BRA-IN, head to this page.

Intelligent solutions like these are crucial when it comes to securing that all-important ROI of your waste management procedures - but what else can you do?

Ensuring ROI and Cost Efficiencies

To answer this question, we’ve developed a handy checklist you can use to identify the improvements you can add to each and every part of the waste management process. We’ve even included the more intangible sections you may forget about - and how you can ensure ROI by partnering with an efficient waste management provider. Inside, we cover:

  • Waste audits
  • Intelligent solutions
  • Customer service
  • Installation
  • Cost-savings

To explore the checklist, just click the link below.

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